Station Road plans delayed

The former Buxton Water site
The former Buxton Water site

A decision on plans for a £35 million redevelopment of the former Buxton Mineral Water site has been delayed.

The application, for the Station Road site, was due to go before members of High Peak Borough Council’s Development Control Committee on Monday but has now been put back as the authority is still waiting for responses from key consultees.

The scheme, put forward by Cheshire-based Consolidated Property Group (CPG), who have been appointed by landowners Nestle, is for a supermarket and mixed-use building including a hotel, restaurant, shops and cafe.

The development would create around 320 jobs, documentation accompanying the application states, but the scheme has received a mixed reaction from locals.

As well as many local residents, a number of key groups, including Buxton Civic Association, Buxton Women’s Institute, Buxton Traders, the Buxton Group, Transition Buxton and Buxton Town Team, have submitted formal objections to the application.

One of the key issues raised in the objections is the addition of another supermarket in the town and the impact it would have on existing shops.

The developers have previously said that the food store was the catalyst for the development, and that no decision on the supermarket operator would be taken until the scheme’s future had been decided.

High Peak Borough Council said it was not clear if the application would now go before councillors at their meetings in April or June, but added that it will be reviewed over the next few weeks.